Project Scope

The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (“Metro”) procured APD Urban Planning and Management, LLC and partner RKG Associates to develop a vacant and abandoned property master plan for the metro area. Metro sought an innovative approach to address the problems caused by over 1,200 vacant and abandoned properties in identified communities. The approach included reducing blight through strict enforcement of codes and fines, preventing neighborhood deterioration through targeted demolition/deconstruction, and returning vacant and abandoned properties to productive use through acquisition and disposition.

Our Work

APD’s work included review of previous work, demographics, and existing conditions in the nine neighborhoods in West Louisville, conducting key stakeholder meetings and interviews, review of land banking and historic preservation best practices, and working with RKG to develop early intervention strategy, interim and long term disposition plans. APD also developed a decision making matrix to inform Louisville Metro VAP Steering Committee on which potential projects have the best short range opportunity for implementation and which predevelopment intervention strategies were needed to support implementation.


  • Neighborhood Block Analysis Mapping Series
  • Neighborhood Demographic Profiles
  • Analysis of Available Resources and Stakeholder Development Capacity
  • Decision Making Matrix
  • Review of Land Bank/Historic Preservations Regulations and related Case Studies
  • Facilitated over thirty (30) stakeholder interviews and meetings
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